16 06, 2016

Lights, Camera, Action | Cine Gear 2016

June 16th, 2016|

Each year in June, people that are usually working behind the scenes on big budget films and TV shows get their time to shine at Cine Gear. Held at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, the annual Cine Gear Expo hosts over 16,000 professionals from more than 60 countries. Attendees include camera operators, Directors of Photography, rental houses, gaffers, grips, and others that are involved on these films and shows. The expo offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and techniques as well as gain knowledge and skills through hands-on training sessions. In addition, Cine Gear features [...]

10 04, 2015

Come to our booth at NAB and win big!

April 10th, 2015|

Are you going to be at the NAB show this year? Come to our booth C6537  in the Central Hall for a chance to win big! We have over $5000 in prizes and we will be giving a prize away once a day at 5pm until the end of the show which is when is the grand prize is up for grabs (Wednesday at 3pm)! You must be present to win and we will continue the drawing until a winner is selected. No purchase is necessary. One entry per person, per day. All names will rollover till the end of the show. [...]

7 04, 2015

IkanFly | Smartphone Short film Contest

April 7th, 2015|

The Smartphone. This innovative technology in which you use to both capture and edit images with has become, for a lot of people, a powerful tool for video production. Now with Adobe Premiere Clip, and other video editing software, you have the power to do just that. Flex your creativity muscles and make a movie with your smartphone by entering the IkanFly smartphone short film contest. We want you to show us what you can do by creating a short three-minute movie that meets the Official Entry Rules, Content Criteria and Judging Criteria, and you could win a prize package [...]

12 03, 2015

ikan’s crew will be in Austin, TX for SXSW!

March 12th, 2015|

We will be heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW, and we would love for you to come by and hang out with us! The South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of, if not, the largest Conferences & Festivals offering original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Be sure to come by the "Come & Capture Factory" booth #125. There, we will be presenting some of our latest and hottest gear, like TILTA Sony FS7 Rig, the FLY-X3 PLUS, and more. Our crew will be there to answer all [...]

25 06, 2013

Houston Community Comes Together for 48 Hr Film

June 25th, 2013|

I was recently quoted as saying I lacked a sense of community.  I might know my friends well enough through social media channels (or even used one of those channels to meet up for a round of drinks). I might even read friends’ blog posts and provide feedback. But how significant is that bond without local community, past the internet and its myriad of digital substance? This question has been eating at me for some time, though I hadn’t been able to voice it properly. Last week, I walked into Houston’s 48 hour Film Project Awards ceremony with the intent [...]

16 12, 2011

Getting Creative w/ Hunter Thomas and Private i(kan)

December 16th, 2011|

This post is part of a Spotlight series covering our contest winners for ikan's "Where's the Missing Piece" short film contest for 2011. We will be covering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the coming weeks so stay tuned and share the experience. Cool dudes Samuel Thomas and Louis Hunter of Hunter Thomas Creative, hailing from Dallas, Tx, were our first place winners this year for the “Where’s the Missing Piece” short film contest. Since they lived so close, we decided that it might be more worthwhile for them to come down for a visit and tour of the facility [...]